By gurding - Australia - Burwood
Today, some asshat ran onto the road and tried and jump over my car as I drove by. He didn't make the jump. FML
gurding tells us more :
Oh wow, didn't think this'd get posted... thanks so much for all the support guys! (OP here) Bit of follow up, this happened a few nights ago actually, I was driving through a residential area (lots of trees lining the road). The guy was a teenager, he was doing a 'stunt' while his mates filmed. He ran out from behind a tree, I didn't have enough time to stop completely, but I braked and swerved on instinct. He clipped his leg on the front bumper and rolled over my car, and his friends all bailed. I called the ambulance straight away, they took him to hospital with a broken leg and concussion (he was lucky it was just that). My car isn't in great condition either, he managed to leave a solid dent in my bonnet and crush my windscreen. To be honest, I'm just happy I didn't kill him, but the problem is that laws around here are VERY strict when it comes to these kinds of accidents, so unless I can prove that he was at fault, benefit of the doubt goes towards him if his parents decide to sue. The police who came to the scene were very sympathetic, but there's not much they can do. They're trying to find out who the guy's friends were, so hopefully they get that video evidence. Thanks once again for the support, and I'll give you all an update soon!
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  MonstreBelle  |  28

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard or read about someone losing/restoring their faith in humanity. I would never have to work again.

  littlekellilee  |  45

Not ALWAYS true. I know someone who had a girl commit suicide by jumping in front of her car. The family tried to sue the driver but it was known she was suicidal and had tried it before, so they didn't succeed.

  RedPillSucks  |  31

OP might still be responsible for medical bills. I know when someone ran in front of my car our insurance had to pay even though the cops concluded that it was not my fault.